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When can I start applying?

The SgIS application cycle takes place once per annum. The SgIS 2019 application cycle has closed, and the SgIS 2020 application cycle will be open in 2020.

Take the first step! Apply for the SgIS here!

When is the deadline for submitting applications?

The SgIS application cycle takes place once per annum. The SgIS 2019 application cycle has closed, and the SgIS 2020 application cycle will be open in 2020.

Take the first step! Apply for the SgIS here!

How is the application cycle like for SgIS Full-Term?

Applicants are to submit their online application form via the BrightSparks Scholarship Portal during the application period. Based on the applicants’ choices, their applications will be surfaced to the sponsoring organisations accordingly for further selection interviews. 

Only successful applicants will be notified on the award of the scholarship.

Note:
Depending on the suitability of candidates and manpower needs of the sponsoring organisations, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for selection interviews.

Can I apply for SgIS Full-Term scholarship if I have yet gotten a placement in an university?

For SgIS Full-Term, applications are welcome at any point of time before you commence your undergraduate studies. You will be required to indicate the university and courses that you have applied to in your online application form.

Successful applicant is required to produce supporting documents that states his or her placement in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) before scholarship can be awarded. 

When will I know if I have been shortlisted? When will the selection process take place?

The selection process will begin as soon as your application is submitted and may extend till July 2019. 

Note: 
Depending on the suitability of candidates and manpower needs of the sponsoring organisations, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for selection interviews.

Do I have to indicate which sponsoring organisations I am interested in and how many sponsoring organisations can I select? Do I have to rank them?

Applicants may indicate up to five sponsoring organisations from the available list of sponsoring organisations.

Applicants should consider carefully the level of interest to work and grow in that specific industry and sponsoring organisation and rank them accordingly. The ranking will be taken into consideration by the sponsoring organisations during the selection process. 

What does it mean to indicate that I am willing to be considered by all other sponsoring organisations?

In the event that you are not shortlisted by your five chosen sponsoring organisations, you may wish to be considered by other sponsoring organisations participating in this scholarship. If shortlisted, you will be informed by that sponsoring organisation to participate in its selection process.

How is the selection process like?

Assessment and selection practices may differ based on the needs of the sponsoring organisations. Besides interviews, shortlisted applicants may be required by some sponsoring organisations to write responses to essay question(s) prior to/after the interview or complete certain tests. You will receive more information when the sponsoring organisations contact you during the shortlisting process.  

How will I know that I have been successfully shortlisted and offered the scholarship?

If you have been successfully shortlisted, you will be contacted by the sponsoring organisation to participate in their selection process. Successfully selected applicants will receive a scholarship offer letter from the sponsoring organisation.

If I have attended interviews with more than one sponsoring organisation, will I be considered for the scholarship by all these organisations?

You may be invited to participate in the selection processes of more than one sponsoring organisation, based on your indicated choices in the online application form. If you are successfully offered the scholarship, the sponsoring organisation will send you a scholarship offer letter.

If more than one sponsoring organisation offers me the scholarship, can I choose which to accept?

Applicants may choose between offers. However, applicants can accept only one offer by the deadline indicated in the scholarship offer letter – the chosen sponsoring organisation must receive the Letter of Undertaking with applicant’s signature by the stated deadline.

What does the scholarship offer letter comprise?

The scholarship offer letter informs applicants of the scholarship scheme that he or she has been offered, the sponsoring organisation, the course(s) of study that the sponsoring organisation is willing to support, the university that the scholarship is tenable for and some basic terms and conditions.

Successful applicants need to sign a Letter of Undertaking which is attached to the scholarship offer letter and return the Letter of Undertaking to the sponsoring organisation by the stated deadline as acknowledgement and acceptance of the terms and conditions of the scholarship offer.

When is the deadline for submitting my acceptance of offer?

The deadline for submitting the acceptance of offer will be indicated in the scholarship offer letter – your chosen sponsoring organisation must receive the Letter of Undertaking with your signature by the stated deadline.

Can I sign multiple copies of the Letter of Undertaking with the sponsoring organisations?

If applicants submit more than one signed copy of the Letter of Undertaking, applicants will be liable to pay a $1,000 penalty to the sponsoring organisation(s) involved. The sponsoring organisation(s) will also reserve the right to retract their offers.

Will I be liable for any penalty if I decide not to take up the scholarship after accepting the offer?

In the event that the successful applicant chooses not to take up the scholarship after submitting the Letter of Undertaking, the applicant will be liable to pay a $1,000 penalty to the sponsoring organisation.